It’s Giving Tuesday, the day that follows Thanksgiving on Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It’s designated for giving to charities and organizations.
The Home Depot will pay $17.5 million to resolve investigations into its 2014 data breach that exposed the payment card information of about 40 million Home Depot customers across the nation. Hackers gained access to the company's network and put malware on its self-checkout system.
Apple will pay $113 million in a settlement which resolves charges that the company misled consumers about iPhone batteries and software updates that throttled processing performance in order to manage low battery power.
Like many Americans, I’ve been anxious about the 2020 election. I’m glad the votes were carefully counted and the media was patient in calling a winner. Usually, I go to political events in my community, and I’m able to get political buttons for my collection.
T-Mobile will pay $200 million to resolve an investigation of Sprint’s compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s rules for the Lifeline program for low-income consumers. The payment is the largest settlement the FCC has ever levied.
Since people want to avoid using cash during the pandemic, app-based payments are becoming popular. One that’s being widely used is CashApp. Con artists are finding ways to abuse app-based payments because users are unfamiliar with them.
The latest data from the Environmental Crimes Project at the University of Michigan Law School shows a dramatic drop in pollution prosecutions during the first two years under President Donald Trump.
Every October, countries across the world observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase support for and awareness of this disease. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among U.S. women. About one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
Anthem has agreed to a $39.5 million settlement with 43 attorneys general over its massive 2014 data breach that involved the personal information of 78.8 million Americans. In addition to the payment, Anthem, one of the largest health insurance companies in the United States, has agreed to data security and management provisions designed to strengthen its practices.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday establishing a Department of Financial Protection and Innovation to protect consumers from financial predators and abusive business practices. “While the federal government is getting out of the financial protection business, California is leaning into it,” Newsom said.